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Re: [IP] What do you do for neuropathy?



Good Morning,

I have the same but in both of my legs. Pain, you wouldn't believe, i take 4
x neurontin a day plus 3 x morphine(injection)and anti-inflammatory a day to
relieve the pain from all of the dammage in my legs. Try to get a MRI done.
I got it done and waitting for surgerey in by back on the L4-5 vertebre. My
legs turn from hot to cold changes color from skin color to red . I am lack
of circulation....i know what you mean. Plus all of this doesn't help my
hart since i am only 36 and had 3 anginas attack in 2 years and my thyroide
is out of wack and try to control the colitis with this...it's nearly
impossible to have a better control to be normal....

Hava a good aday.
Gilles

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "PAM LA VALLEE" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:41 AM
Subject: [IP] What do you do for neuropathy?


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>  I have had Type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years with few complications
until
> recently. I wake up nights now with extreme excruciating pain in my right
hand
> and arm. My PCP has me on neurontin (which I am not sure is doing much)
and
> vicodin. It started out that 1 vicodin per night relieved the pain but now
I am
> up to 3 and it does not always work. Plus I am a candidate for an islet
cell
> transplant and fear that much vicodin will make me test positive for
drugs. I
> just cannot convey how ghastly this pain is as it is close to unbearable.
When I
> am experiencing it I think I would rather die than endure another minute.
>
>  I do not want to wind up like Rush Limbaugh, addicted to pain killers but
> cannot imagine going through the rest of my life with this kind of agony
at
> night. I still work and need to get rest at night not agony. Any
suggestions
> would be greatly appreciated. My doc is working on it but tests take time.
I was
> x-rayed last week to rule out arthritis. I've tried acupuncture and may
have to
> have an EMG. I fear all these tests are only going to prove that it is
indeed
> neuropathy but what can be done to relieve the pain without using
heavy-duty
> painkillers?
>
>  The December issue of Consumer Reports mentioned a drug called Duloxetine
> (Cymbalta), that supposedly reduced pain from neuropathy by 30% but an
internet
> search only provided info for its use as an antidepressant. Has anyone
tried it
> for neuropathy?
>
>  I have not seen anyone else posting about this but feel it is absolutely
the
> worst side affect of this dreadful disease. (I also have hypoglycemic
> unawareness and gastroparesis.) Are a lot of you relegated to a life full
of
> painkillers or how do you get relief or have you just learned to suffer
with it?
> Thankfully this experience is limited to night time so far. Maybe I should
just
> never sleep! I so hope some of you can help me in the meantime, until my
docs
> decide what to do.
>
> Pam
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> email @ redacted,
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> www.pbgvpal.com
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> Toucher L'Ame PBGVs
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> El Dorado, CA
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